Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This and That

You know? I don’t know why but every so often I am just overcome with a restless feeling like I really need to get away from the city and its traffic and ginormous buildings and people every other foot. Sometimes I just want to wake up in the morning and hear birds or maybe barking dogs but definitely no freeway or cars or other people’s conversations. Conversations which they are having in their house with the doors and windows closed and I can STILL HEAR because that is how closely we are packed in together here in the Bay Area.

I’ve actually been day dreaming about camping y’all. Just me and a tent and a campfire and some really great coffee and some sort of meat grilled over open flame. Obviously my camping fantasy does not involve a campsite with 52 bajillion children running around. Anyone know of an adults only camping spot. Um… But not one that doesn’t require clothes. I’m just saying…

Because I never really get out of the mode of house hunting, I’ve been researching places where I can live and not look into my neighbors’ backyard from the bathroom. There are some cute places out near Sacramento and think of how much closer we’d be to the lake! Also, I could possibly afford to buy there without donating eleventy-two pints of blood and my first born child. I don’t know. I seem to get these flights of fancy and then nothing ever comes of it. We’ll see.

With school being as stressful as it has been, and the fact that no one has yet invented the self-mopping floor, and I can’t afford to hire someone to do my laundry, I had to find someplace where I could cut myself a little slack. As much as it pains me to admit this I went ahead and signed TheBoy and I up for pre-packaged lunches and dinners five days a week from Diet To Go. So far there hasn’t been anything TOO terrible and some of the things are quite good. Plus! I haven’t been to the grocery store in ages and it is SO MUCH EASIER to get my homework done, get to the gym, clean the house if I don’t ALSO have to plan, shop and cook dinner every night.

When I buy my new house, wherever it ends up being, I am determined to have a decent kitchen. TheBoy seems fully on board with this as his eating in style has been sorely affected by my lack of time and frank lack of interest in cooking anything on my craptastic stove, the barely functional oven, or my lack of desire to go anywhere near the tee-tiny kitchen unless its to pour myself a glass of wine. And y’all? I’ve taken to opening my wine in the dining room and keeping the glasses accessible on the table. I REALLY hate my kitchen.

Okay I apologize for the totally disjointed nature of this post… It has been a long couple of weeks / weekend and I really can’t keep a coherent thought in my head! Be back soon I promise.

Monday, June 18, 2007

So. Much. To. Say! So little time…

Sorry for the generic post but I wanted to get something out there before all of you give up on me completely. So here you have the thoughts in my head tossed out on paper in no apparent order.


~ I finished my class from hell a week ago and y’all that was the HARDEST CLASS EVER. Not that the subject matter was totally scary or anything – more that the professor required SO MUCH of it and there had to be CREATIVITY and also TEAM WORK and… It wasn’t good. I had one team member who pretty much was a no show for all the assignments. If she did show up in the chat room it would be to post her craptastic little portion of the assignment which then meant someone else (like me) would have to edit it and format it and basically re-write the whole damn thing.

But! It’s over! I have survived! The new class I’m in hasn’t been that bad for the first week (frantically looking for wood to knock on) so I’m hopeful I’ll be able to have time for laundry and cleaning the house and other social type stuff over the remaining 4 weeks. Chez Ghetto looks like a bomb hit it y’all and until yesterday there were AT LEAST a weeks worth of dishes in the sink which is SO not like me at all.

Whose idea was it for me to go back to school again?

~ I did manage to do a few fun things over the past couple weeks however. I went to a chili cook-off a couple weekends back. How can you go wrong with chili, beer and live music? I also went to a Giants game with TheBoy and his parents which is always good times. We missed the 747th homerun by a night! But TheBoy’s niece and her bf were at that game with TheBoy’s parents the night before and the bf totally caught the homerun ball.

Well if by “caught” you mean it fell between the stair slats and rolled into his foot while he was in line for the bathroom. *ahem*

~ TheBoy and I have been on a wakeboarding bender for the past two months as he has been doing a demo program in search of a new board. He’s riding pro-style advanced boards now y’all – watch out! We went out pretty much three weekends in a row to a small lake near our house, then he went once without me, then we took a weekend off before going to Shasta for Memorial Day, and then we went camping at Lake Anderson a couple weekends after that.

I think he’s made his decision about which board he wants and would have tried it out one last time this Saturday except the small (and crappy) lake near our house now requires reservations in order to launch before noon on the weekends. Yikes! I really hate living in the Bay Area sometimes! Right now we’re trying to see if we can get a trip together for the Delta on Saturday.

~ Speaking of TheBoy, we will celebrate our 6 year anniversary next week. SIX YEARS! Holy moley y’all. And if I hear one more time how these anniversaries don’t count because we’re still only just dating I will hurt someone. I know some marriages that have imploded before the 6 year mark… so I’m proud!

I got TheBoy a fancy new survival knife as his present. It’s currently at the cutlery being sharpened. Of course he already knows what he’s getting because about two days after I ordered it he came home and informed me that he was about to order it for himself! Lame. But even though I’ve had it for months he hasn’t been able to play with it at all. I only showed it to him briefly one evening to make sure it was the right one before the return policy deadline ran out.

~ I’m currently in baby shower planning mode for TheBride (AKA: MamaToBe or Angie if you read the comments). Y’all. We went to register with her husband the other night… SO MUCH CUTE BABY STUFF! I could hardly stand it. And I don’t even LIKE kids. But how can you not love socks that are an inch long? Freaking adorable!


Okay so that’s all I can come up with right now… I’ll try to regale you with a few stories now that I’m not spending all my time working or in class (or rocking myself in the corner and eating my hair). But… I know I’ve promised that before so… ;^D

I hope you all are well. Its amazing how attached you can get to people you’ve never met through their blogs! I seriously miss reading all of you guys and sometimes will log in to catch up on a week or two’s worth of posts in one evening. Love School Though. Really!

Friday, June 01, 2007